Personalized Music for Weddings and Events
KATE HURLEY MUSIC
I love the possibility of being an intimate part of one of the most important days of your life. I have played in dozens of weddings, and am often so touched to be there that it brings tears to my eyes. I would be honored if you chose me to set a backdrop for your beautiful ceremony that you will remember for years to come.
I was a touring singer/songwriter for 14 years, touring to Europe 7 times, Thailand, India, South America, and to almost every state in the U.S. I also had a foundation that brought visibility and funds to charities for children through my music. I played everywhere from slums in India to castles in Germany. I have four solo albums and have been on four other compilation albums, some with worldwide critical acclaim.
In the last few years I have stopped touring to settle down. I teach music lessons, play my solo music locally, am a life coach, and also have the great privilege of playing weddings!
I am unique from most other wedding musicians in that I play multiple instruments, which are:
And I am also a vocalist.
I have the signature ability to play hammered dulcimer and piano at the same time, and I can even sing while doing this. This technique makes it sound like there are at least two people playing and rounds out the hammered dulcimer so it sounds much more full and rich than if it was being played alone. You will see videos here as examples, but it sounds even more beautiful live!
I am also unique in that I can personalize the songs in your wedding, and can play and sing a combination of classical, popular, and my original songs, even switching instruments for different songs if you would like.
And lastly, I am unique in that if you choose the Personalized Package, I can write a song inspired by your own love story.
CUSTOM MADE FOR YOU
I want the music for your wedding or special event to tell the story of the journey you have been on together. Together, we can make this happen.
-Songs of your choice on any combination of piano, hammered dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, Irish flute, and vocals.
-Price: $150 for the first hour $100 for each additional hour with a minimum charge of $350.*
-This includes a face to face meeting with the bride or wedding planner and unlimited emails.
- I can learn up to three new pop songs on guitar or piano at no extra charge. All songs that are on my song list that I already know I can play unlimited at no extra charge. There is a $75 fee to learn new classical or hammered dulcimer pieces as these can take me up to 20 hours of work.
-$100 extra if you would like me to be at the rehearsal (I wish this could be less but it has to include set up which is a lot of work.) The ceremony will go smoother if I can be at the rehearsal dinner but with good organization things will still go just fine if I can't be there.
*Set up, sound check, and tear down usually total an hour to an hour and a half before I start playing and an hour after the wedding for outdoor weddings where I need my own sound system. Indoor weddings with sound systems already in place take less time.
This package includes everything in the basic package, but for a fee of $200 I will meet with you to learn about your personal story and write a song that is just for you as a couple. I will play this at the wedding and also make you a recording of the song to keep. I will make sure you like it and change it according to your taste.
Browse through my musical services and let me know what you’re looking for.
MY MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Fields of Gold
HAMMER DULCIMER PIANO COMBINATION
Original Song Run to the River
MANDOLIN AND GUITAR
An arrangement of the Wedding March and Canon in D combined together that I wrote
Liz on Top of the World piano cover
Crazy Love cover on guitar
"Kate wrote a personalized song for our wedding and it made the ceremony so special. She listened closely to our story and used details to make the song truly one of a kind. You will not regret having her do the same for you!"
Kate’s voice brought our entire wedding into a place of awe- she sang and played piano- an original song about love. Multiple times at our wedding and then for weeks later I was told by people young and old that we had the best wedding music they had ever heard!
We were blessed to have Kate play at our short notice (5 weeks) mountain wedding. In that short amount of time, Kate came up with a wonderful playlist of her beautiful music and also learned our wedding song which may have had more lyrics then one musician should ever have to learn in 5 weeks;) She was the perfect soundtrack to our day and so easy to work with. We highly recommend her and recommend downloading “If I give to you my love” for a sample of her beautiful voice.
I can also perform in settings other than weddings. I can come to houses for anniversaries, birthdays, or parties, sing during your engagement, or sing to a loved one in the hospital. If only a guitar is used the charge for this kind of event is just $100 per hour. I can also write a song for these situations again for a fee of $200.